Information With Integrity


If one is going to use Osirix it is important that the RIS runs natively on the Apple platform.
Our RIS also runs natively on Windows.

The Blackbird RIS embeds:

  • A traditional RIS (scheduling, workflow and management tools)
  • The Bluebird local billing package (a tried and trusted solution that has been in clinical use in South Africa for over a decade).
  • Word processor (no need to use clunky integrations of MS Word).
  • ICD 10 engine
  • Tools that drive Osirix

We offer the following user profiles (accessible via secure log in):


  • Our RIS works across facilities. One might have hundreds of simultaneous users - across town, across the country or even across the globe!
  • The software design is superior e.g. unlike most browser based software, our RIS is multi-threaded - e.g. no waiting for a scanned document to finish scanning before the reception can continue working!
  • Our scheduler supports multiple facilities with multiple modalities.
  • Medical aid membership is verified at reception.
  • Quick review of all previous patients linked to that medical aid membership number.


  • Work list
  • Auto input of patient information into the modalities*. Data is entered once (typically at reception).
  • Auto enter of multiple consumables.
  • Integrated messaging (typically to doctor)

Radiologist's "cockpit"

  • Work list
  • Drives Blackbird's implementation of Osirix (both the current study and priors are displayed automatically)
  • Review billing, including consumables.
  • Display the requisition.
  • Display of referring doctors details, including phone number
  • Integrated ICD (Blackbird and WHO)
  • Integrated YottaLook
  • Integrated messaging.
  • Integrated and embedded text reporting and dictation review - not reliant on a clunky integration with MS Word!
  • Integrated Dragon Dictate voice recognition.


  • Work list
  • Integrated and embedded text reporting - not reliant on a clunky integration with MS Word!
  • Remote transcription module


  • Billing data is, on a daily basis, automatically backed up off-site, so that your book debt is protected from disaster.
  • Movement of billing data to South African medical aids is well thought out and has been thoroughly tested through ten years of actual practice use.
  • Debt collection using automated tools such as email and SMS is efficient.

Practice manager

  • Monthly management reports including work done by / income from:
  • Facility
  • Tech
  • Doctor
  • Modality

Just bought another RIS - don't dismay!

Ask us about integrating your RIS with Blackbird's:

  • PACS
  • Workstations (BBOsirix).
  • Referral module.

    *dependent on modalities supporting MWL




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